Posted: 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
By Catfish Powe-boy
Marshall Henderson has spent all week practicing his follow-through in the mirror while wearing shades and listening to Mac Miller, so he'll be rearing to return to the hardwood on Saturday.
The 6-2 Ole Miss Rebels will be hoping to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Saturday in Oxford.
The Rebels' loss to No. 13 Oregon at home last Sunday was frustrating, but taking a highly-ranked opponent into overtime is nevertheless an encouraging sign. While it would have been nice to pick up RPI-boosting wins against them and Kansas State -- who beat Ole Miss 61-58 last Thursday -- one still has to feel confident in this team's ability to put together a solid SEC run.
However, this two-game skid could easily turn into a three-game skid against the Blue Raiders. They're 7-2 this season with losses to No. 16 Florida and a good Belmont team. What's more, they've had Ole Miss's number in recent seasons, knocking off the Rebels, 68-56, in 2011 and then again, 65-62, last year.
The Rebs hold an advantage of 40.6 to 38.1 over MTSU in rebounds per game and are outscoring them by an average of roughly five points, but this one promises to be a tough matchup.
Saturday, Nov. 14
4 p.m. CT
Center for Aquatic Research Coliseum
Oxford: 93.7 FM
Memphis: 87.7 FM, 560 AM
Jackson, Miss.: 97.3 FM
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